Applications are now invited for the video art program ArtScreen. The initiative, now in its third year, supports video artists with disability or who are d/Deaf to develop artworks to be screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.
Two artists will be selected to create new works which explore themes of identity, access and social connectedness. Each artist will receive $13,000 in grant funding towards the production of their work. An additional $9,500 of in-kind production support is available from partnering organisations Bus Stop Films and Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE).
As part of the program, the selected artists will undertake a professional mentorship from video artists Dr Zanny Begg and Dani Pearce.
“ArtScreen aims to broaden engagement with, and appreciation of, the distinctive insights and skills of artists with disability,” Accessible Arts CEO, Liz Martin said. “These unique and compelling works make an important contribution to the diversity of cultural expression.”
The MCA provides a high profile showing and creates a unique opportunity for artists with disability. Previous ArtScreen work has gone on to be further developed and selected as part of the Cannes Short Film Festival.
Applications close July 23.
For details and to apply visit: https://aarts.net.au/news/artscreen-2023/